wooden fish bodies

Submitted by sam w on 02/03/2003. ( )

I am gonna ask a q? can I use a woonden carved fish body as an insert for a skin mount? Will there be problems compared to using foam
reason i am asking is curriousity for 1 and for also trying something new

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Go for it, thats one of the ways it was done

This response submitted by John C on 02/03/2003. ( )

a hundred years ago. They carve fish, you dont have to detail a body that way.

My brother-in-law has his Great Grandads fish from 1910, its a spotted bass from White River, its a darn good mount and its on a wooden pine body.

Just going to be harder to work for fit.

Sam, you're jokeing. Right?

This response submitted by George on 02/03/2003. ( georoof@aol.com )

Everyday I'm simply amazed at the dumb things people do just to save a dime. You're going to spend 3 or 4 hours carving a wooden block when Rick Krane can carve a foam block out to fit his World Class fish mounts in about 3 minutes. Am I missing something here. We quit using wood when we found balsa and then foam. Why would anyone WANT to carve wooden fish mannikins?


This response submitted by Art on 02/03/2003. ( )

Hes doing it to piss off crusty old farts like you!

Damn...I thought

This response submitted by JL on 02/03/2003. ( wmlures@metro2000.net )

we had progressed into the 20th century.52 years ago I carved fish from sugar pine and then balsa wood, then filled (sac method)fish with a mix of sawdust and plaster and went to foam carved bodies as soon as they invented foam. But to answer your question Sam, there's no reason that you cant use this method with no more problems than you would have for a foam body. It will be a bit more costly and time consuming but a very good fish mount can be finished using this method.It is however, anything but a new method...lol. Good luck...JL


This response submitted by sam w on 02/04/2003. ( )

Damn George give me a small break here. i;m learning ok geeez.
George I like ya man but always such rude answers n reply freom you can make a person think you are down right a mean old fart with plenty of time on there hands telling others how it should be done in the world of taxidermy pertaining to george.lol lightin up george
i;m just aksing here and trying to learn. I am also wondering how much business do you have a year george? cause you seem to the stuff by hart.

I Gotta Agree With George.......

This response submitted by Old Fart on 02/04/2003. ( )

.....All the up to date methods and materials are presented here, and you want to drag us back into the 19th century. If you are trying to save a buck because you have the wood and not the foam, at least be honest about it, and say so. Don't try to pass it off as "something new".


This response submitted by Alex on 02/04/2003. ( )

c'mon don't you have few $$ to buy a fish maniquin, carving foam can be dangerous to your health, carving wood is cave dwelling technology

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